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September 2014
Allegro’s A1366 Hall sensor IC joins extremely low noise with high resolution

The A1366 from Allegro MicroSystems

The A1366 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a factory-programmable linear Hall-effect current sensor IC designed to achieve high accuracy and resolution by the use of advanced temperature compensation technology. The proprietary linearly interpolated temperature compensation technology, programmed
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09/30/2014
Microchip Bluetooth starter kit available from Mouser

DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the DM320018 PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip Technology. The DM320018 is a low cost Bluetooth development platform based on the 32-bit Microchip PIC32MX270F256D microcontroller. This easy to use starter kit features a Bluetooth HCI module, single-chip 3 axis accelerometer
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09/30/2014
Micro PLC platform puts Industry 4.0 power in the palm of your hand

Micro PLC platform from Maxim Integrated Products

Using the Micro PLC platform from Maxim Integrated Products, designers now have the tools to implement Industry 4.0 with less power, parts, and total costs. The platform consists of five reference designs which can operate as stand-alone subsystems and be configured and tested with a laptop’s USB port. A
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09/30/2014

David Niewolny of Freescale on designing for medical in the Cloud

David Niewolny of Freescale

In this PSDcast David Niewolny of Freescale talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about designing  devices for the next generation of medical applications, from wearables to stationary cloud-based systems. From connectivity issues to battery life to system efficiency, device designers have a lot
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09/29/2014
Renesas' low-power RX111 mmicrocontrollers in the 32-Bit RX family offers up to 512 KB of memory

RX111 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the addition of new product versions with larger memory capacity to the RX111 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) ideal for applications such as healthcare devices, industrial equipment, and building automation systems. Renesas’
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09/29/2014
A $300m market for thin and flexible batteries by 2024

Changing composition of the thin and flexible batteries market

Form factor is becoming a major driver shaping innovation and transforming the energy storage industry globally. This is fuelled by the emergence of new market categorises such as wearable electronic devices and Internet of Things (IoT), which demand thinness and flexibility. These needs add a new force to current
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09/26/2014
David Andeen of Maxim on industrial automation

David Andeen of Maxim

In this PSDcast friend of the show David Andeen of Maxim Integrated talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about industrial control, industrial automation, motor control, and process automation applications. Due to the complexity of the systems involved, binary/digital sensors and switches are also frequently
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09/26/2014
The PMBus Forum continues to steer the Industry

Sabran for PMBus

Back in 2004, Bob White proposed the PMBus™ (Power Management Bus) digital power management protocol, the first open standard for commercial power supply manufacturers. The PMBus protocol allowed equipment manufacturers to standardize the use of digital signaling for controlling, configuring and monitoring
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09/24/2014
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of ARM® Cortex®-M core microcontrollers, announced the extension of its STM32 family of more than 500 pin- and software-compatible microcontrollers. The new STM32 F7 microcontroller
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09/24/2014
Freescale Semiconductor announced its support for the recently unveiled ARM Cortex-M7 core, which Freescale plans to leverage for new levels of performance and power efficiency in forthcoming embedded SoCs. A leading ARM partner and an early adopter of multiple ARM products, Freescale was the first to market
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09/24/2014
One of the most important features in switched mode power supplies is power density. It is crucial for high-power applications like server and telecom but it is also a key factor for low- to mid-power designs like battery chargers and adapters. Let’s explore the performance of advanced solutions
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09/23/2014
The efficiency improvement of power converters is one of the major reasons why digital power is becoming increasingly popular. For specific requirements, digital control allows using the best fitted control strategy and comfortable, intricate tweaking of efficiency. This means the power supply can operate in
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09/23/2014
Silicon Labs simplifies clock tree design for complex internet infrastructure applications

Silicon Labs’ Clock Tree Expert tool

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, launched an online timing utility that eases the complexity of designing clock trees for a wide range of Internet infrastructure applications including high-speed networking, telecommunications and data center equipment. Silicon
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09/23/2014
Silicon Labs claims industry’s lowest jitter clock family for data centers and internet infrastructure

Si534x “clock-tree-on-a-chip” portfolio

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced the industry’s most frequency-flexible clock solutions offering industry-leading jitter performance for high-speed networking, communications and data center equipment serving as the foundation of today’s Internet
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09/22/2014
As engineering teams are continuously being pushed to deliver leading edge designs in much reduced time frames, they must now look every possible advantage in order to meet these aggressive requirements. One such way to achieve this is to reduce the internal testing of any new components being used. Procurement
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09/20/2014
As the number of voltage rails continues to grow inside systems due to higher complexity and proliferation of digital content, it is essential to have a mechanism to monitor and control these rails. Often times there can be as many as 50 point-of-load voltage rails and system designers need to be able to easily
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09/15/2014
The 4th International Workshop on Power Supply on Chip (PowerSoC2014) will be held at Northeastern University Boston MA on October 6-8, 2014. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring, and the College of Engineering (COE) of Northeastern
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09/10/2014
Paul Lee of Intersil on intelligent power monitoring

Paul Lee of Intersil

In this PSDcast Paul Lee of Intersil talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the role of intelligent power monitoring in the latest cloud-based and tethered systems. Intersil's ISL2802x digital power monitor (DPM) family delivers high accuracy measurements in a wide input common mode voltage range
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09/09/2014
Eduardo Montanez of Freescale on advanced MCUs in the IoT

Eduardo Montanez of Freescale

In this PSDcast Eduardo Montanez of Freescale talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the demands being placed on the microcontrollers driving the intelligent devices populating it. Freescale's Kinetis Microcontrollers (MCUs) consist of multiple hardware- and software-compatible
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09/08/2014
Bryce Osoinach of Freeescale on sensors in the IoT

Bryce Osoinach of Freeescale

In this PSDcast Bryce Osoinach of Freeescale talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Desgn about the challenges of designing power-efficient devices for the Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the area of sensor systems. No matter the device, there can be no precision or intelligence without feedback, and
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09/05/2014
Machines account for two-thirds of all electricity consumed by the industrial sector. According to the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, 10–15 percent of all energy used in Germany's industrial sector could be saved through the use of intelligent automation systems alone. That corresponds
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09/02/2014
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